Are you ready to take the leap into homeownership?
Renting is a wonderful first step to living on your own. Given that it lacks long term commitment many rental agreements generally only last one year. Renting is an affordable and accommodating option for most people.
You’re essentially paying off someone else’s Canadian mortgage rate, as opposed to investing in your future. In addition to this, your rental agreement will have its own set of rules that you will be required to follow during your tenancy.
The current best mortgage rates enable you to borrow money cheaply right away. Furthermore, owning a home will help to provide you with a sense of security and comfort. You have freedom to update it as you please and improve on your investment.
You will need to be personally and financially prepared for homeownership. Expect your stress levels to increase given your monthly budget.
Renting provides low initial costs. Your costs are a predictable expense and thus easy to budget around.
Saving up for a down payment requires substantially more money. Also, there are hidden expenses that turn up unexpectedly. Finally, if you secure a low mortgage rate today, you will need to keep in mind that your payments may go up when it comes time to refinance.
Renting can be considered an investment if the money that you’re saving is going towards a future down payment. Buying a home can be considered a good investment only if the property value increases. It could also provide a possible source of income if you choose to rent out a room or convert the basement into an income suite.
Buying a home is a big investment. Make sure you’re ready to make the commitment. Contact a mortgage broker to learn more about the pros and cons of homeownership.